Friday Fountain Challenge: June

My next fountain for June is from Sezincote. An unusual example of Neo-Mughal architecture situated in the middle of the English Cotswolds.


Thomas Daniell, famous as a painter of Indian scenery, designed the Indian Bridge and the Indian Temple.



If you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules

This month she is looking for unusual details on fountains/unusual fountains. I’m sure she would love to see you.


30 Comments Add yours

  1. Dina says:

    It’s a beautiful and not quite so usual fountain, Jude. I had never heard of Thomas Daniell so I looked him up, I think his work is quite impressive and I especially enjoyed looking at the the painting “Temple, Fountain and Cave in Sezincote Park”.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend,
    Dina & co

    1. Heyjude says:

      The fountain looks much more impressive in that painting! Thanks for popping in Dina. I hope all is well with you and the family.

  2. That’s really beautiful and unusual Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s an unusual place Sarah. Worth a visit.

      1. Looking at the map it could be a good place to stop off at on the way to or from Shropshire 🙂 We often go via Swindon and up the 419!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Check when it is open!

  3. So unusual, Jude. What a lovely setting for it! 🙂

  4. Sue says:

    Never heard of Sezincote….and Neo-Mughal architecture in the Cotswolds, eh? Fascinating, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      We stayed quite close to this place and it appeared on my search for gardens to visit. Glad we went, it is most unusual – click on the link for more images of the house and garden.

      1. Sue says:

        OK, will do!

  5. restlessjo says:

    The Header looks gorgeous, Jude. Have you added a purple tint to it?
    Enjoy your gardening this weekend. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I think it is the theme that adds a cast to the image, quite like the purple effect though 🙂

  6. If you hadn’t said that this fountain was in the Cotswolds I don’t think I would ever have guessed it. It’s a very grand fountain.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a very grand house!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was fun to see the Indian architecture in the middle of the English countryside and the gardens were very nice to walk around.

      1. Robyn Haynes says:

        There’s something about that kind of discord, or misplacement that makes us look more closely I think. Maybe even appreciate more.

  7. Arkenaten says:

    Beautiful. There are millions of places I never even knew existed while I lived in the UK.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It may be a small island (well there are lots of even smaller islands too) but it is crammed with delights and eccentricities! So much that I haven’t discovered yet too.

      1. Arkenaten says:

        Have you visited my old home town of Chester?

        1. Heyjude says:

          A very long time ago, briefly. I remember the timber-framed buildings. Surprising that I haven’t visited more recently as it wasn’t far from where we lived in Shropshire. Only drove past on the way north or to the airport though. When did you move to SA then?

        2. Arkenaten says:

          1979. One year contract that was sort of extended a bit!

        3. Heyjude says:

          Haha… I was there a bit before you then – arrived end of ’74. But obviously I left again whilst you are still there.

        4. Arkenaten says:

          When haute couture was a Safari Suit and a comb in the sock, and young white boys joined the army to wear shoes fr the first time.

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A lovely place, I’d like to visit one day. The cows are fab 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s very different to the usual houses and gardens I visit. The elephants are sweet too (in the full post about the garden).

  9. Vicky says:

    Amazing fountains for sure. I love the first one, the pond is clean and lovely. Looks very natural with sand in the bed. Water dropping lightly makes it very melancholic. Beautiful setting.

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